October 24 Deaths in History - October 24 Birthdays - October 24 Events
2002 Harry Hay, American Celebrity
1999 John Chafee, senator, Rhode Island senator, dies at 77
1998 Mary Calderone, doctor/writer, Talking With Your Child About Sex, dies at 94
1997 Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
1996 Arthur Axmann, head of Hitler Youths in (1940-45), dies at 83
1996 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive, dies at 71
1996 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, diplomat, dies at 96
1996 Roderick Barclay, diplomat, dies at 87
1995 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
1995 Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87
1994 Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
1994 Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
1994 Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
1993 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
1993 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
1993 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
1992 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/Governor KMA Breda, dies
1992 Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
1991 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
1991 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
1987 Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86
1984 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
1984 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
1983 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
1982 James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
1981 Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
1980 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
1976 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
1975 Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
1974 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
1973 Allan "Rocky" Lane, actor (voice of Mr. Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 72
1972 Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 53
1971 Carl Ruggles, U.S. composer (Evocations), dies at 95
1971 Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game and later, dies
1971 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer and conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
1970 Richard Hofstadter, U.S. historian, dies at 54
1969 Otto Jochum, composer, dies at 71
1967 Lyle Latell, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon), dies at 63
1963 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
1961 Milan Stoyadinovich, fascist Yugoslavia Prime Minister 1935 - 1939, dies at 73
1958 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
1958 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
1958 Theodore Krieger, German author (Forgotten Village), dies at 61
1958 George Edward Moore, English Philosopher
1957 Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 in Italy
1953 Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
1952 Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
1949 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
1948 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
1945 Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide
1945 Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Minister of Defense/Prime Minister 1942 - 1945, executed at 58
1944 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
1941 Sandor Remenyik, Vegvari, Hungarian poet (Campfire), dies at 51
1940 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
1938 Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68
1935 Henri Pirenne, historian (Lesson villes ouch moyen-age), dies at 73
1930 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr. Faustus), dies at 26
1929 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
1925 Jindrich S Baar, Czechoslovakian pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
1922 George Cadbury, American Businessman
1918 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
1912 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
1909 Henry Charles Lea, American Historian
1902 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
1901 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
1898 Pierre C Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (Pantheon), dies at 73
1897 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
1878 Paul Cullen, Irish Clergyman
1864 James Jay Archer, U.S. Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 46
1860 Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80
1852 Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70
1799 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
1789 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
1789 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
1785 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
1679 Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
1667 Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
1655 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63
1649 Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Netherlands diplomat, dies at about 89
1601 Tycho Brahe, astronomer, dies in Prague at 54
1579 Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51
1537 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies
1521 Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
996 Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58




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